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Today’s guest post comes from my co-worker and good friend, Tony Giuliano.
Tony is the hardest working dude I know, and a great coach. I’m honored to be able to give you guys this short article he wrote.
This guy wanted to give everyone a quick philosophical tip. And he even talks about a car wreck!
Alright, enough man crushing. Without further ado, I present to you Tony Giuliano.
Imagine you’re a personal trainer. You’ve just told a group of ten of your clients to do barbell front squats, and now they appear to be doing their best impressions of a dying worm. Like a broken record, they’re repeating the phrase, “I can’t do it.” Two of them complain that the exercise is uncomfortable and their wrists hurt.
Due to limitations of manpower, equipment, and time, you have two responses to choose from:
Worth noting, you must convey sincere nonverbal and verbal compassion in your response. Obviously, there are other things you can do, such as kick them in the groin and tell them they’re being a child, but the two listed above are the top two choices in my mind. Feel free to discuss alternatives in the comments below.
So which option do you pick?
Ty Terrell is one of the most “in the trenches” trainers that I know. He’s had experience coaching in the weight room, coaching basketball, and running speed & agility courses. He got his start in the fitness industry working under the great Lee Taft.
This guy knows a thing or two about athleticism, so when he talks, I listen.
I was able to get Ty to sit down for a question and answer session with us. I’ve repackaged this half hour conversation to make it flow better for you listeners out there.
Topics addressed include…
Get ready to laugh and learn something.
This weekend, I wanted to share with you a Facebook debate.
There’s a lot going on here, so dive in slowly. Plenty of good things to think about.
If you and I are friends on Facebook, you shouldn’t have any trouble seeing the post and it’s 100+ comments.
Also, on a lighter note, here’s some music for your Sunday.
Have a great week!
Photo credit: Allen Tucker